Sunday, April 22, 2012

Never Not Broken

It is accelerating moments, a consecutive chain of distinct points strung like pearls in my lifeline, linking together to give the impression of one uninterrupted flow. 
Affecting and stirring from what feels like serendipity or even God forbid, luck in one second, to what I often deem as my fate through traits unwillingly inherited in the next second.
Moving from one state of being to another, one juncture to another, the outer layer appears to show that it's one unbroken and fused dance, and yet it is not only broken, it is never not broken. 
The river of life of the days past is not the same as the river in this very moment. 
The waves of this instant is not going to be the same as the waves of the next. 
They reshape me continuously. 
And I feel myself becoming something beautifully unexpected from moment to moment.

We are a part of something beautiful... "the wound is the place where the light enters you" ~ Rumi

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What does it mean to be vulnerable?

"This is what I have found: to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee — and that’s really hard, and I can tell you as a parent, that’s excruciatingly difficult — to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, “Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?” just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, “I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive."--Brene Brown
Deep down, to be loved is our greatest need. To love my children as deeply as I do comes with a desire to protect, share with, laugh, and yet discipline them enough so that they can discern not just what's right but what's best.
I try not to enable them and but to create strong independent souls. Often at the edge of tears and frustration but always with so much grace that whatever it is... I know and believe all will be well. A balance of passion and reason.
In the end, they will find their own way. I just hope in the road to finding their own, I'm able to provide them just the right amount of love, affection and counsel to get them there. And, certainly, my vulnerability is what makes me so proud when my son comes up and says, "who needs a normal mom, when I have the best mom"?

“If you do not love too much, you do not love enough.”~Pascal

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Community Lunch

Join me for a brunch at my home on April 24th, 11am-12.00pm. All welcome!!
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